Parking Lot Studies

Drones have proven to be very useful in surveying parking lots giving clients accurate information about hourly usage, turnover and other statistics. This type of work is typically done on the ground by driving around the lot at the top of each hour counting both used and unoccupied spaces where it is later tabulated. Using a drone, a high resolution orthomosaic map of the entire lot can be captured in a matter of minutes and repeated hourly to allow analysts to draw meaningful data more quickly and at less expense. Below is an example taken from a parking lot study done at the MetroCenter complex in Chantilly, VA in February, 2020 at 12:00, 1:00 and 3:00 pm. Click on the larger image to zoom in for more detail.

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12:00 pm

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1:00 pm

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3:00 pm (click image to zoom)

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